Story series examines effects of changing Great Lakes water levels

By on August 2, 2013
Image: Low water levels on Lake Michigan at Old Mission Point in 2000 (Credit: NOAA)

A two part series from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes an in-depth look at the changing water levels in lakes Michigan and Huron.

The articles examine many facets of the changing water levels from historical to hydrological. The long form piece is accompanied with several short videos.

In one anecdote, author Dan Egan highlights U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ concrete model of southern Lake Huron, where it drains into the St. Clair River. In another he shares how travel over the frozen lakes in winter is becoming increasingly risky.

Commenters who spoke with Egan for the story ranged from limnologists to regulators to locals who have lived by the lakes their entire lives.

Click here for part one.

Click here for part two.

Image: Low water levels on Lake Michigan at Old Mission Point in 2000 (Credit: NOAA)

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